Alle berichten van Christa Nieuwboer

Online opvoedingsondersteuning in de jgz

In dit hoofdstuk in het Nederlands Leerboek Jeugdgezondheidszorg gaan we in op de mogelijkheden om digitale ondersteuning te combineren met face-to-face ondersteuning. De Jeugdgezondheidszorg gebruikte tijdens de corona-pandemie allerlei online communicatiemogelijkheden. Hoe zijn deze te integreren, en hoe zetten we deze professioneel, deskundig en dus ook methodisch in voor een goede alliantie tussen ouders en professionals?

Senior consultant action learning

As of March 2019 I’m part of Actie Leer Netwerk, which aims to support initiatives for action learning in the Dutch workforce of healthcare and social services. Action learning is defined as the collaborative and structured search for solutions in matters of urgency by knowledge-based experiments (based on the legacy of Reg Revans). One of the most urgent matters concerning the workforce is the fact that there is an increasing shortage of staff. Initiatives which lead to work satisfaction, innovation of services and retention of personnel can be developed through action learning.

Perspectives of migrant mothers

Working on an assignment for Stichting Opvoeden, a Foundation which validates online parenting information in the Netherlands.
Focus of the assignment is to inform the Foundation on views and habits in parenting from the perspectives of migrant mothers without formal education experience, who live in the Netherlands. Methods; questionnaires and narrative analysis of a group based community programme in The Hague.
Interested in this work? Please respond to this update through the contact form.

Progress in proficiency and participation: an adult learning approach to support social integration of migrants in Western societies

This book reflects the contributions to a conference on Linguistic Integration of Adult Migrants (Council of Europe, 2016).

Chapter 4, p. 201-206


Educational courses that exist to support migrants in their efforts to participate in a host society should be properly designed with pedagogical expertise. In this paper, we clarify basic principles of adult learning, using the Themis method as an example. Instead of a fixed curriculum which aims to teach dominant and stereotypical cultural habits, a participatory approach fosters the development of new kinds of awareness and new ways of coping with the differences between cultures, and leads to more profound results in terms of self-confidence, participation, empowerment and language proficiency.

Christa Nieuwboer & Rogier van ’t Rood

> Link to the Chapter (Open Access)

Full reference:

Nieuwboer, C.C. & Rood van’t, R. Progress in proficiency and participation. An adult learning approach to support social integration of migrants in western societies. In: Beacco, J.-C., Little, D., Krumm, H.-J. and Thalgott, Ph. (eds.) (2017), The Linguistic Integration of Adult Migrants: Some Lessons from Research. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton in cooperation with the  Council of Europe.

Technology rules. Looking for small data in a big data world. #fightinequality blog

“Who has access to information?” During a recent workshop everybody gave an optimistic answer: everyone has access, if they want to. Don’t they? Exploring this a little bit further, I was astonished by the way we take our own perspective for granted. The next question: “Who decides on new policies” suddenly brought on uneasiness and worry.

Read my blog post here: >> Januari 2017 Fight Inequality Technology rules

Blogpost for the Fight Inequality Week, 14-20 January 2017 #fightinequality